This is a decadent chocolate cheesecake. Because of the amount of chocolate in it, it is more dense than a traditional cheesecake. It has a chocolate almond crust, a sour cream topping, and a chocolate drizzle on top.
Bread baking is so easy, especially with my ABM. So there’s no reason not to have some fresh rye bread every now and then. This is a basic, simple rye. It has great flavor. You can make it seeded or unseeded. I’ve included instructions for making it with a mixer in case you don’t have an ABM.
It’s a holiday classic. While this is not my favorite way to fix green beans, it is a staple during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. It goes together in just a few minutes and holds well in the oven.
When I decided to cook a ham for Christmas, I knew I’d have to make some corn also. The family loves corn! I decided to make my “lighter” version of corn casserole. Most recipes for corn casserole call for a good amount of butter, but this is a version without butter.
The pickle brine might seem like a strange addition, but it gives it some additional flavor and is not overpowering at all. So don’t be afraid to try it!